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Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 20 January 2016      

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Norman Lamb

 

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Clause  8,  page  5,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

It shall be a defence that the person imported the substance for his own

 

consumption.”

 


 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Owen Thompson

 

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Page  5,  line  20,  leave out clause 9

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the specific offence of possession of a psychoactive substance in a

 

custodial institution, while leaving in place the provisions that other offences—including

 

possession with intent to supply—are aggravated if taking place in such institutions.

 


 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Owen Thompson

 

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Clause  10,  page  6,  line  5,  leave out subsection (2)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to remove the sentencing provisions associated with the offence in clause 9.

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Owen Thompson

 

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Clause  10,  page  6,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

In sentencing, the court shall take account of the relative harm associated with the

 

psychoactive substance that was the subject of the offence.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment seeks to ensure that sentencing is commensurate with the potential harm done by

 

the substance involved.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  32,  page  21,  line  3,  leave out “arising by virtue of” and insert “under”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This is a drafting amendment to ensure that the language in clause 32(1) mirrors that in clauses

 

33(5) and 34(5).


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 20 January 2016      

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  32,  page  21,  line  11,  leave out subsection (5) and insert—

 

“( )    

An Act of Adjournal under section 305 of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act

 

1995 (Acts of Adjournal) may be made in relation to proceedings before the High

 

Court of Justiciary, the sheriff or the Sheriff Appeal Court—

 

(a)    

arising by virtue of section 19 or 29;

 

(b)    

under section 28, where the application relates to a prohibition order

 

made under section 19;

 

(c)    

under section 30(5);

 

(d)    

under subsection (1) of section 31, where the relevant order (as defined

 

in subsection (3) of that section) was made under section 19;

 

(e)    

under section 31(7).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland to make an Act of Adjournal

 

(criminal procedure rules) in relation to specified civil proceedings under clauses 19, 28, 29, 30

 

and 31 before the High Court of Justiciary, the sheriff or the Sheriff Appeal Court.

 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  32,  page  21,  line  23,  leave out subsection (7)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment deletes clause 32(7), which provides that the criminal procedure rules would

 

apply to proceedings under clauses 19 and 29 in the Crown Court in England and Wales. Such

 

rules would apply in any event; accordingly express provision to this end is not required.

 


 

Lyn Brown

 

Andrew Gwynne

 

Andy Burnham

 

Sue Hayman

 

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Clause  58,  page  36,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

The report must inform Parliament on progress made in improving education and

 

awareness about new psychoactive substances.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Secretary of State to include a section on progress in NPS education

 

in their statutory review.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Clause  62,  page  38,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The power under section 384(1) of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”)

 

may be exercised so as to extend to any of the Channel Islands (with or without

 

modifications) any amendment or repeal made by or under this Act of any part of

 

the 2006 Act.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 20 January 2016      

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

( )    

The power under section 384(2) of the 2006 Act may be exercised so as to modify

 

any provision of that Act as amended by or under this Act as it extends to the Isle

 

of Man or a British overseas territory.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment enables the amendments to the Armed Forces Act 2006 made by paragraph 7 of

 

Schedule 5 to the Bill to be extended, with or without modifications, to any of the Channel Islands

 

and provides power to modify that Act, as amended by the Bill, as it extends to the Isle of Man or

 

a British overseas territory.

 


 

Norman Lamb

 

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Schedule  1,  page  40,  line  5,  at end insert “except to the extent necessary to give

 

effect to section (Possession of controlled drugs).”

 

Mrs Cheryl Gillan

 

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Schedule  1,  page  41,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“Racetams

 

8          

Pramiracetam

 

9          

Oxiracetam

 

10         

N-phenylacetyl-L-prolylglycine ethyl ester

 

11         

Phenylpiracetam

 

12         

Nefiracetam

 

Cholinergics

 

13         

L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine

 

14         

Citicoline

 

15         

Meclofenoxate

 

Miscellaneous

 

16         

L-Theanine

 

17         

Oxitriptan

 

18         

Tongkat Ali

 

19         

Resveratol

 

20         

Trans-resveratol

 

21         

Sulbutiamine”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment exempts a number of substances from scope of the regulation regime introduced

 

in the Psychoactive Substances Bill. The substances in this amendment are commonly used to

 

improve individuals’ cognitive performance and have been found to have positive effects in a

 

number of academic studies.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 20 January 2016      

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Lyn Brown

 

Andrew Gwynne

 

Stuart C. McDonald

 

Anne McLaughlin

 

Owen Thompson

 

Norman Lamb

 

Andy Burnham

 

Sue Hayman

 

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Schedule  1,  page  41,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“Miscellaneous

 

8          

Alkyl nitrites”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This would exempt “poppers” from the Bill, as recommended by the Home Affairs Select

 

Committee.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  2,  page  42,  line  36,  leave out “as defined by” and insert “falling within

 

paragraphs (a) to (d) of”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment amends the definition of a “relevant NHS body” in Northern Ireland for the

 

purposes of the exemption for research activities provided for in Schedule 2. The amendment

 

excludes special agencies, the Patient and Client Council and the Regulation and Quality

 

Improvement Authority from the scope of the definition.

 


 

Secretary Theresa May

 

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Schedule  5,  page  57,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

 

            

In Schedule 3 to the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

 

(enactments specified for the purposes of Part 1 of that Act), at the appropriate

 

place insert—

 

“Psychoactive Substances Act 2016”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment adds the Psychoactive Substances Act to the list of enactments in Schedule 3 to

 

the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (which specifies enactments for the purpose

 

of the Secretary of State’s and Welsh Ministers’ functions under Part 1 of that Act).

 


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 20 January 2016      

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Psychoactive Substances Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Order of the House [19 October 2015]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Psychoactive Substances Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 29 October 2015.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion three hours after the commencement of the

 

proceedings.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion four hours after the commencement of proceedings

 

on Consideration.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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